29 Oct 2013

Samuels wins off-road triathlon world champs

6:34 am on 29 October 2013

New Zealand triathlete Nicky Samuels has won the Off-Road World Championship Triathlon on Maui in Hawaii.

The world number 14 triathlete says she took the lead in the first couple of kilometres on the mountain bike and fought off cramp during the run to win by three minutes.

Second place went to two-time defending champion Lesley Patterson of the USA

Samuels becomes the second New Zealander to win an off-road world title after Hamish Carter took out the men's event in 2006.